Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Little L Complex, Yengo National Park (Singleton LGA)

Posted:06/12/2019 12:46

There are multiple bush fires burning in the Yengo National Park area. The fire is more than 43,000 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

Fire activity has increased.
The fire is spotting ahead of the main fire front.
The fire is spreading towards the areas of Paynes Crossing, Wollombi and Laguna.
The fire is expected to reach these areas this afternoon.
The Crumps Road fire is also fire burning to the east of the Yengo National Park.
Advice

PAYNES CROSSING, WOLLOMBI AND LAGUNA

Fire is expected to reach this area this afternoon.
If you are in this area, you are at risk.
Seek shelter as the fire front arrives. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If you are in surrounding areas including Bucketty and Congewai, monitor conditions. Be ready to take action in case the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

If you are in the areas of Stockyard Creek, Quart Pot Creek, Yallambie and Blaxlands Arm, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens. If your plan is to leave, leaving early is the safest option.

If you are threatened by fire

Do not be in the path of the fire.
Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000).
Road Closures

The Great North Road is closed between Wollombi and Bucketty.
Paynes Crossing Road, Yango Creek Road and Stockyard Creek Roads are open to local residents only.
The Great North Road between Wollombi and Bucketty is open to local residents only.
Check Live Traffic NSW for road information.
Roads into Yengo National Park are closed.
Evacuation Centre

Cessnock Leagues Club - 1 Darwin Street, Cessnock.
For a list of evacuation centres visit Disaster Assistance.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures visit Department of Education.
Other Information

Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking the NSW RFS website, listening to your local radio station, or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.

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